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St. Jude's Radiothon set for April 6-7 on local stations: BTD Manufacturing is challenging area businesses to match its contribution
Child sex charges pending for Bemidji middle school assistant principal
One-room Minnesota schoolhouse student, now 96, and her teacher, 107, reunite
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Goodhue stunned by North Woods
Flying south: Minnesota Flyers Optional Levels gymnasts to compete at state competition
Bluejays end Raiders’ season in consolation semis
Goodhue takes down Raiders for second straight year
James Amdal, 97, in attendance at state quarterfinal
Kjos turns 90
Friday matters: Everyday reconciliation
Column: Experiencing Christianity abroad
Column: Drinking in the joy of life
Thursday matters: Every day, His home in us
Friends & Neighbors
And the Shore-Master Dealer award goes to...
Reduce, reuse...repurpose: Local woman opens antique and thrift store in DL
Mistakes on Your Tax Return Could Lead to an Audit
Ryan Hanson Homes has new licensed realtor
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Joins Essentia Health in Detroit Lakes
Full WE Fest lineup announced
'Beauty and the Beast' debuts to magical $350M globally
Women on a roll: Female directors dominate at Fargo Film Festival
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Marjorie Ann Fraki
Donald "Don" Darrell Schermerhorn
Donna Mae Graffis
Lorraine M. Fingalson
Lyle E. Donley
Is the Minnesota Commerce Department Out of Control?
Lynn Hummel column: The top 15 lessons in the school of life
Letter: 'Extreme vetting' is a sham--we're already as safe as we can be
Letter: Eken says attack against him by fellow senator was 'flat-out lie'
Another Republican wedge issue to divide Minnesotans?
Signs of spring: The lark and pasque flowers
Brad Laabs column: There's still quality lake ice for fishing
Waiting for Woodie Camp: Young waterfowlers can attend free, weeklong summer camp
Blane Klemek column: Pileated woodpecker can hollow out trees like a buzzsaw
Brad Laabs column: Get your poop in a scoop and clean up the lake, anglers!
You've gotta have faith: Christian filmmakers start up business, teaching academy in rural Audubon
My Christmas in Denmark: Different traditions, same feel
Late arrival for New Year's baby: First birth of 2017 at Essentia Health-St. Mary's is Azyloh Roberts
DLHS named 'Safe Sports School'
A $10,000 drop in the bucket: Red Kettle campaign gets big boost from anonymous donor in DL
Pine to Palm
July 29, 2016
Adults playing their games...
Long ago I admitted to being behind the curve in technology and a general stick-in-the-mud about some of the crazy stuff whirling around me. My recent views on why in the world NASA is trying to develop a strain of potatoes that would grow on Mars is an example. Well, here’s another....
July 29, 2016 - 5:25am
July 22, 2016
Running with the fools
What can a brave young man do to prove he is brave and a “real man?” In Spain, he can run with the bulls. On Saturday, July 9, two young men were killed and two others were gored in Spanish bull festivals. The most famous festival is in the town of Pamplona, where they have eight...
July 22, 2016 - 5:05am
July 15, 2016
Bill collectors need friends, too
Where do writers go for a story? Adam Hochschild just published Spain In Our Hearts, Americans In The Spanish Civil War 1936-1939. At the end, he thanks his wife, Arlie, also a writer, for going with him to some of the places necessary to write the book: “We added some battlefields...
July 15, 2016 - 5:30am
July 8, 2016
Space spuds? Feed Earthlings first
To me, this is nothing but a hare-brained wild-eyed trivia question: can they grow potatoes on Mars? But NASA doesn’t consider potatoes on Mars a subject of trivia. The space agency actually has an experimental project going on in Peru where the soil on the Atacama Desert, one of...
July 8, 2016 - 5:25am
June 29, 2016
Lynn Hummel Column: Everybody wants the last word
Everybody wants to have the last word ─-- the final expression. It all started with Eve. She said “I don’t care what the rules are around here --─ I’m eating this apple and that’s that. Here Adam, take a bite.” End of conversation, beginning of trouble. George Washington...
June 29, 2016 - 10:29am
June 24, 2016
North used to be thata way
When I grew up in McLean County, North Dakota, I had no confusion about directions. Everything was laid out north, south, east and west. When I stood on third base (after hitting a triple, of course), I looked at home plate and I was looking due north. When I drove out in my dad’s...
June 24, 2016 - 5:20am
June 17, 2016
Got weeds? Go get a good goat
Plagued by poison ivy, poison oak, honeysuckle, buckthorn, garlic mustard, multiflora rose, bittersweet or other invasive species growing in impossible-to-reach-places where your machinery won’t go? Are you reluctant to use chemicals because they can contaminate the soil? Send in...
June 17, 2016 - 5:20am
June 10, 2016
Search for the perfect beer
It was Karl Rahner, the German Jesuit Theologian, who said that here in the life, all symphonies are unfinished. There is no such thing as a fully consummate joy — we are always in some way frustrated. For that reason, no matter how much progress we make or how great our achievements...
June 10, 2016 - 5:30am
June 3, 2016
Goodbye old house, you will be missed
(Editor’s note: Lynn Hummel is out of town. The following is a reprint of an article he wrote in 1992 when his family moved out of their old home. You can consider this a nostalgia piece.) The weekend before Thanksgiving we moved out of the house we’d lived in for 26 years. The...
June 3, 2016 - 5:30am
May 27, 2016
An involuntary victim of frozen pie torture
How can one person be a loving, caring, protective mother, a hero, a dutiful daughter-in-law, a glutton and a fool all at the same time? Let me tell you about Rosie. This is a true story. Only the names have been changed to avoid embarrassing anybody, although this happened long ago...
May 27, 2016 - 5:30am
May 20, 2016
A computer that cries will still never have a soul
We keep reading about artificial intelligence (AI to the insiders) and how Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Google (which owns Deep Mind), and IBM will eventually (if they haven’t already) produced a computer that will totally think like a human being. This column is the last place to look...
May 20, 2016 - 5:40am
May 13, 2016
Will we even need seatbelts?
Can you imagine how you will feel just before your first parachute jump from 5,000 feet when your plan is to free fall the first 1,000 feet before you open your chute? That’s exactly how I’ll feel the first time I get into my new self-driving car that has no steering wheel and...
May 13, 2016 - 5:55am
May 5, 2016
A spring all-night rain is like a fresh start
There is nothing like an all-night rain following a low-snow winter and a dry spring to lift our spirits and give us the feeling of a fresh start. Suddenly, almost overnight, it’s green again. For the farmer, water is life. For the gardener, water is blooming flowers and juicy tomatoes....
May 5, 2016 - 5:25am
April 29, 2016
Whose face on the new bill?
The Treasury Department has a problem, and indications are, they are not doing a very good job of handling it. But it’s not too late for them to consider some good advice from a tax payer, so here goes. The problem is that there has never been a picture of a woman on a bill and...
April 29, 2016 - 5:30am
April 22, 2016
If these walls could speak...
How many times have you heard the expression, “If these walls could speak.” Let me suggest we consider that idea a step further. There is a little two bedroom house in Garrison, N.D., that my family lived in from 1940 until my mother sold it in about 2000. That’s 60 years, a...
April 22, 2016 - 5:25am